The RESET Water Standard is a data standard for continuous water monitoring.
RESET Water is designed to prioritize on-going results with a focus on the operational phase of a built environment. RESET Water is comprised of two components:
The components of water consumption and water quality can be leveraged together or separately in a project. If used, the data are required to be continuously gathered through water monitors.
Results are streamed to the cloud and can be viewed in real-time from any computer or mobile device, providing access to better understand how a building performs over time.
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The RESET Water Standard is a data-driven standard for evaluating the building performance as it pertains to water by standardizing the continuous monitoring requirements of water consumption and water quality in built environments.
RESET Water takes into consideration aspects including monitor performance, deployment, and installation requirements, as well as data reporting and data platform requirements.
RESET Water's fundamental approach to data requirements can be divided into 3 parts:
RESET Water standardizes the continuous monitoring requirements of water consumption and water quality in built environments. Continuous monitoring generates awareness around water conservation and provides easier access to understanding how to improve water use efficiency and water quality.
The completeness of data verifies whether or not all the data is there and whether there is enough data to understand the state of water consumption and water quality.
RESET is first and foremost a standard for data quality. Performance results are only as good as the data being assessed.
RESET addresses data quality at the source and specifies requirements for the monitors and the deployment methodology in a project. RESET also makes sure the data is trusted and relevant by requiring monitors to be installed in the right way and to have plans for long term maintenance. Lastly, RESET sets requirements for how the data is reported and connected to guarantee transparency and access via analysis and reporting.
The quality of data verifies that the data is true and reflects the actual situation.
RESET Water is performance-based. RESET Water does not set any performance targets for water consumption, but it does set targets for water quality.
For water consumption, RESET Water will leverage the RESET Leaderboard, where projects will be benchmarked anonymously against each other with the goal of highlighting projects that excel so other projects can learn more about the solutions and services they leverage.
For water quality, performance targets are based on industry best-practices and international standards.
The RESET Water Standard is available for free. It is a great reference for any project that wants to set up continuous monitoring for water.
Projects leveraging the RESET Water Standard can opt-in to becoming a RESET Water Project, where it can become RESET Accredited and Certified. Click here to read more information on project accreditation.
Continuous monitoring makes water consumption and water quality results sustainably actionable and helps protect the health of occupants.
The intent of the RESET Water Standard is:
With a focus on the collecting of data via continuous monitoring, the RESET Water Standard can be easily applied to either new or existing buildings.
The RESET Water Standard is applicable to two different project typologies, Commercial Interiors and Core & Shell, which have been separated to help tenants, operators, and owners achieve healthy performance targets by clearly defining and communicating their respective roles and responsibilities.
RESET Water for Commercial Interiors (CI) is a performance-based standard targeting the water consumption and water quality in interior spaces. It monitors, tracks, and communicates the water used by the occupants of an interior space.
RESET Water for Core & Shell (CS) is a performance-based standard targeting the water consumption and water quality of public spaces and central water systems in a building. It monitors, tracks, and communicates the water consumption and water quality of the building spaces and systems that are managed by the building operator.
On top of the RESET Water Standard, a project can pursue RESET Water Project Accreditation, which provides additional measures of trust via third party audits.
In order for a project to achieve RESET Water Project Accreditation, water consumption, as tracked through continuous monitoring and calculated into a daily average, must be maintained.
Note that there is no RESET Water Project Certification because there will not be hard performance targets to hit for certification. Instead, RESET Water Projects that are accredited will be added into the RESET Leaderboard for anonymous benchmarking.
RESET Water Project Accreditation is a great way to market the actions being taken by a built environment towards water sustainability.
RESET Water is currently in development, with plans to release the draft and enter peer review and piloting phases in 2021. Target date for official release will be in 2022.
If there are any questions, concerns, or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info[at]reset.build.
All of the PDFs for the RESET Water Standard can be found below: